**Bhubaneswar:** The Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 that kicked off in Bhubaneswar gave rise to a fan-fueled madness of sorts that India had rarely witnessed. Good news for the sports enthusiasts is that the ritzy affair is not over yet.
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The premier sporting competition, which concludes on December 16 will sign off in style. Not less than three superstars of Bollywood and as many cricketing legends are likely to join the closing ceremony of the Hockey World Cup.
As much as they’re enjoying the competitions, eager viewers are also buzzing about the games’ grand finale. The craze over who all would be a part of the event has gripped the denizens of Bhubaneswar.
The Bollywood stars include big names like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Shahid Kapoor, while master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, ‘The Wall’ Rahul Dravid and our very own, Sourav Ganguly would announce their attendance on December 16 at the Kalinga Stadium, said sources.
“We have sent across formal requests to a host of Bollywood stars and Indian cricketers for participating in the closing event. Many of them have accorded their consent while the rest are likely to commit by the first week of December,” a Sports and Youth Affairs Department representative said.